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Pakistan accelerates jeep rally to boost desert tourism

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In a cloud of dust and diesel fumes, a souped-up 4x4 roars through the silence of Pakistan's Cholistan desert, cheered on by tens of thousands of spectators. 

A Pakistani rally driver passes spectators during the Desert Jeep Rally in the Cholistan Desert in Drawar, February 16, 2014

Nearly 90 drivers were drawn to throw their vehicles around the dry, rocky 214-kilometre track in a desolate, baking hot corner of Punjab province for this year's Cholistan Jeep Rally.

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